Our State


Green spaces and natural places

North Carolina is filled with national and state parks, offering a zillion opportunities for physical activity and exploration. To learn more about the resources in your area and around the state, visit:

Check out your local parks and recreation department

Our state has more than 200 parks and recreation departments serving local towns, cities and counties. Most of these have their own website offering contact and activity information, which you can find by searching online with the following key words: parks, recreation, and down/city/county name. Or go to the NC Parks and Recreation directory.

Fruits and veggies from local farms!

Promoting better health through access to high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables is a great way to eat smart. Support local farmers at the five state-sponsored farmers’ markets located in Asheville, Charlotte, Lumberton, Greensboro and Raleigh. Visit www.ncfarmfresh.com to find other locally grown produce at Certified Roadside Markets, pick-your-own farms and community farmers’ markets.